A good start for most categories, including granite.
Granite moves ahead as marble, travertine waver.
Winners in the inaugural program take home $10,000 total in prizes.
Values up from 2010 overall, but granite tonnage is a concern.
Ceramic tile's grip lessens on kitchen backsplash preferences.
The best natural-stone work in North America – and beyond – earn the honors in the annual competition from the Marble Institute of America.
Granite shipments lag behind last year; marble, travertine continue to show growth.
Six takes on the use of stone through booth designs at this year's Marmomacc in Verona.